Eighteen voters have cast an early ballot in a special recall election for Blackshear Councilman Shawn Godwin (District Five) in two weeks of early voting held at the Board of Elections office on Nichols Street.

Christmas time is coming and with all the joy it brings, there are some grinches and porch pirates out there.

Obituaries

Johnny Leon Dixon, 101, of Statesboro, passed away Sunday, Nov…

Lewis Edward Walsh, 80, of Blackshear, passed away late Sunday…

It was a cold January day in Tokyo many years ago when an Air Force family wrapped up in their warmest duds to see the sights. The young mother, not being superstitious, but thinking “it couldn’t hurt” lifted her 4-month-old baby girl high to the giant belly of the Buddha statue and rubbed t…

As a clearly difficult year winds to a close, allow me to say how thankful I am for … last year. And the year before that. And, really, all the years dating back to my first Thanksgiving in 1978.